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Handsome PERRY, all set and ready to ADOPT!!

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Here's our prince PERRY, who came to spbr in the fall of 2013 under the most UNFORTUNATE of CIRCUMSTANCES!!

Let us say first though, he's in TIP-TOP shape, as seen at right, because of foster LEAH'S love and kindness to this boy.

He is a prince of pups now -- !!

Okay -- on to his "back-story" --

We wrote -- "Here's our lad PERRY , who were were called on wednesday about from our Nickel City Animal Hospital. his "owner" was surrendering him because perry had hyper-extended his penis while his owner attempted to breed him. and, well, a week later, the penis was still hyper-extended, and the owner was now surrendering him to the vet, with the other option being euthanasia. that said, perry is a GREAT dog -- at 1 year old, he's just beginning his NEW LIFE! the problem was, out vet needed a rescue to get perry to a surgical vet, and to fundraise for him. well FUNDRAISE we DID, with you kind facebookers donating $3,000 IN ONE DAY!!!"

Next, "So then, thursday, perry was off to the surgeon for his late-day surgery, and friday he was discharged, seen here. our beloved Cheyanne and Leah were oh-so-kind to sponsor this boy, where he's now living the life of a prince -- and recovering.

so come, finger through the pictures, and know that while there is a lot of bad and uncaring people out there, there are still a lot more decent, kindhearted people who were taught the right thing to do, and who show it in their actions. THANK YOU ALL!"

Here, Perry, one day out of surgery --


-- ouch, ouCH and OUCH -- !!

All we can say is, what GREAT WORK the surgeon did --

-- our boy is FULLY FUNCTIONAL in urinating now, and is FULLY HOUSEBROKEN --

-- what a NEW LEASE on LIFE perry GOT -- !!

Next, don't forget, our prince needed PLENTY of TLC from momma LEAH --

-- and that he GOT -- !!

Look at how little he was here -- :(

And then, day by day, things got better --

-- and better --

Until finally, ol' Perry was ENJOYING a BONE of his OWN -- !!

Back to today...

Now, 5 months later, just LOOK at how HANDSOME Perry has become --

-- he's like a PRINCE among PIT BULLS -- !!

Now, all fixed up, foster Leah writes --

"I'm currently fostering an 18 month old male pit bull. I've had him for 9 months and we've worked very hard together to get him to be an exceptional pet.

He is both crate trained and house trained. He has not a mean bone in his body. He was previously used as a breeder and was most likely neglected. He shows no fear of humans and seeks out affection. He is a people pleaser for sure. He loves long walks and would make an excellent companion for anyone."

She continues --

"On the downside: as I said, Perry was used solely as a breeder when he was dumped at the shelter to be euthanized because he needed a costly surgery (which was done).

He is a great dog but requires someone dog savvy that understands he is still learning to live a real life as a loved and cared about member of a family. He requires much attention and a firm, knowledgeable person to keep him in line :)
All this being said, if you want a smart, handsome, loyal dog.

That said, now Perry is looking for GOOD TIMES AHEAD --

-- okay, y'all??!!

So, next, on to his HEAD-SHOTS -- !!

Our prince PERRY!!

born: late 2012
adoptable: NOW!!
what comes with him : he's neutered, microchipped, wormed, vaccinated, socialized and LOVED


And then, a lil' shakin' --

-- then some MORE shakin' --

-- and finally, ALMOSTT there -- !!

Done --

-- WOW, that was FUN, right Perry -- ??!!

Aww, lookie at how HANDSOME and REGAL our boy is here -- !!

And next, his PERFECT body-weight, thanks to his Taste of the Wild diet, and a LOTTA lovin' by Leah -- !!

Ohh -- he wants to come CLOSER --

-- to get his LOVINS on -- !!

And instead, he goes REGAL again --

-- we LOVE LOVE LOVE the regal PERRY!!

Finally, our boy, all happy and SWEET -- <3

If you're INTERESTED in ADOPTING this PRINCE, and you're a GREAT adopter, fill out an ADOPTION APPLICATION at the top of this PAGE -- !!

And what we can REALLY say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to Leah and Chey for being such GREAT fosters --

-- you saved his LIFE -- !!

Things I like in an application:

- Applicants who join our pit bull forum, at There, you'll find a small army of pit bull lovers -- 4,500 at the present -- !! For you, the adopter, you can learn about canine diet, pit bull temperaments, multi-dog households, and you can meet a nice group of people. For us, the rescuers, we can see your baby as they grow with you, hearing your stories about them and seeing pictures you post of them in their news lives -- win-win, right??!!
PLEASE DON'T IGNORE THIS PRE-REQUISITE -- it means a lot to us here -- !!
- Adult adopters, ready to be adults. People aware of the responsibility of a puppy, and aware this puppy will become an a medium-sized dog, with its own temperament and personality. Adult adopters who are ready for a 15 year commitment. This puppy does not have a depreciating "useful life" that is over when it becomes an adult -- instead, this dog's whole life is useful -- !!
- Owners who are aware of and who respect the pit bull temperament. This means people who know you can't "love" dog aggression out of their dogs -- instead, owners who are RESPONSIBLE with their pups -- crating them when unattended, supervising them with children, never leaving them outside unattended, and those who are ready for licks and lovin' in return! For more on dog aggression, click here.
- Adopters who treat their newest addition like a member of the family, realizing that this isn't a "dog in the box" and that its little life must be encouraged to go the right path and that obedience, socialization and training will get her there -- !!

- Financial commitment. Adopters willing to spend money on their new investment, including premium foods (like Candidae, Wellness, Nutro or raw food), plus adopters who will invest in pet insurance or a "dog fund", lest vetting be required, which may get expensive.

The adoption fee is $225 per dog. This is reasonable, considering the premium services that each pup gets. Each dog, before placement, is examined by a licensed veterinarian, spayed or neutered, wormed with premium wormer, given vaccinations on a regular basis (not just a one-shot deal), microchipped with a premium Home Again chip (made by Schering-Plough), fed premium raw food (not 'Ol Roy, or some other filler-laden junk) and has spent it's puppy fosterhood in a wonderful, attentive, CLEAN environment. Also, each puppy is accompanied by a personal home visit to YOUR home at placement, to ensure they're going to have the life of a king or queen -- !! If the home visit doesn't pass, puppy doesn't stay. This isn't some parking-lot-of-a-pet-store adoption scheme, instead, it's the highest-quality service I can provide for these young souls, as they journey off in to their lives. Note, too, we have had a recent increase in adoption fees, due to increased veterinary surgery rates.

- Smart and informed adopters, who research this breed and who realize that these pups are not for everyone. Pit bull temperament can be Googled, and a great start can be found here.


Things I shy away from in an application:

- Youth -- sorry kids -- this is a living being, not an iPod!! Young peoples' lives change a lot, and the first thing to get dumped is usually the dog, whether it be on their parents, a friend, etc., who are oftentimes ill-equipped and disinterested in this four-legged life -- then, the dumping or neglect begins.
- Renters. I get calls all the time saying, "Please take my dog -- I moved in to an apartment that doesn't allow them." Ummm -- did you fall asleep in an apartment that allowed them, and then wake up at a new address, in an apartment that doesn't allow them? This isn't magic here -- it's responsibility, and dogs come first. Please don't lie on the application, either -- this will show up in the home-visit -- !!

- Multi-dog households. While I love having many pit bulls, quite a few people aren't ready for the commitment and responsibility it takes to sometimes crate their dogs, rotate them out of the crates and generally own them responsibly. When that happens, I get calls saying, "I have to get rid of one of my dogs ASAP." I can never understand why these people think their lack of planning is all of the sudden my emergency.

- Busy households. Sure, puppies are cute, and they're cuddly, and after they're bathed, they smell nice. But when they grow up in to dogs, and the busy household moves on to their new obsession, the dog, now needing obedience, love and affection, is dumped in the suburban sense. The dog may even live "out on the porch" -- people mention that to me like it's acceptable -- dogs are social beings, and will not flourish in situations of neglect!
- People that call me sounding like gangsters. It happens a lot -- and they never want a spayed or neutered dog. Sorry folks -- this is rescue, not a puppy mill, nor the "syndicate". Also, please don't bother me with requests for "papers" -- last time I checked, no people I knew had "papers", and that didn't make them any less a "person" -- !!